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Environment Trust advent calendar

This festive season Environment Trust, the nature and heritage conservation charity based in South West London, has created a free online advent calendar to inspire connection with and protection of our nature and heritage.

Twenty-four practical guides and fun facts will be available online throughout this giving season.

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Join the Christmas lunch in Twickenham

The Real Junk Food Project in Twickenham invite you to their Christmas lunch on Tuesday 17 December from 2 to 4pm at the ETNA Centre (13 Rosslyn Road, Twickenham, TW1 2AR).

Lunch is pay-as-you-feel and raffle tickets will also be available to purchase for £1.

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East Sheen Primary School winners of the girl’s school football tournament

East Sheen Primary School triumphed at the annual girl’s primary school football tournament held in Teddington earlier this month.

As winners of the Cup, they will now go on to represent Richmond upon Thames in the London School Games competition in March 2020.

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East Twickenham Christmas Light Up

This Friday is the East Twickenham Christmas Light Up on Richmond Road.

Enjoy singing, mulled wine, gifts for children and free face painting from 4.45pm in front of Press Gang, 360 Richmond Road, East Twickenham TW1 2DX.

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Winners announced for the Mayor’s and Council Leader’s Christmas card

Six budding young artists have been selected from over 400 entries this festive season to design the Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Nancy Baldwin and Leader of the Council, Cllr Gareth Roberts annual Christmas cards.

The cards will be sent to many organisations, businesses and charities that the Council and Mayor have worked with throughout the year.

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Normansfield Christmas Carol Concert

Join the Normansfield Theatre for their annual Carol Concert featuring the Marble Hill Singers and the Chirpy Cheeps on Friday 13 December at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £10 and £8.

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Christmas Day Dinner Richmond need your help

Christmas Day Dinner in Richmond are kindly asking for gift donations to fill stockings for young adults from across the borough who have recently left the care system.

Presents for the guests can be dropped off at Positive, Willoughby House, 439 Richmond Road, TW1 2AG. Alternatively check their Amazon wishlist or shop directly on TwickTraders website and let their Christmas elves do all the hard work for you!

You can also drop off your unwanted, or half-used rolls of wrapping paper as well as bows, and ribbon to the Eel Pie Pub on Church Street in Twickenham for wrapping gifts.

There are plenty of ways you can get involved and make this Christmas a special one to remember. 

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Join your local Facebook page

Did you know our Community Engagement Team manage a Facebook Group for each of the local areas in the Borough?

You can join the page and post your local news, events and keep up to date with other activities in your area. 

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Donate sanitary products to the Richmond Box Project

The Richmond Box Project is a local not for profit partnership that provides free sanitary products to young women in the Richmond upon Thames area.

The group are hoping to supply free sanitary products into a local college, youth groups and care leavers event.

You can also drop off sanitary products to the red box at the Civic Centre in Twickenham or visit their Richmond Box Project wishlist on Amazon.

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Donate your unwanted winter coats

Chestertons are collecting unwanted winter coats and parkas for both adults and children as part of the Calling London Winter Coat Collection 2019.

The charity are then distributing the coats to the homeless and families that are struggling financially. Drop off your coats to your local branch.

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Celebrate Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a day to support your favourite causes, and a great opportunity for charities to connect with current and new donors, raise awareness, launch a spotlight fundraising campaign or celebrate volunteers!

You can get involved on social media using the hashtag #GivingTuesday.

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Richmond youngsters race home in cross-country

This month, Team Richmond raced to third place in the London Youth Games cross-country competition.

Over sixty young people from the borough, aged from under 10 years through to 17 years, made up 23 schools from across the borough took part in the London Cross-Country championship.

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Richmond Mental Health Mates

Richmond Mental Health Mates are monthly peer support groups offering a safe place to talk, walk, laugh, share stories and make new connections without fear of judgement.

The next walk in Richmond will be taking place on Saturday 30 November at 11am, meeting at the Tide Tables Cafe - look out for the blue balloons.

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Christmas in Hampton Square

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames will light up Hampton Square on Friday 6 December by switching on its Christmas lights.

The annual Christmas in the Square event will take place between 3.30 and 5.30pm with mulled wine, music from local artists and craft activities for the kids.

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Help keep your home warm this winter

Stay warm this winter by visiting our Winter Warmth page for helpful tips and links to support services.

The page includes information on heating grants, tips for staying warm, the warm home discount scheme, and free home visits and assessments.

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Christmas shopping event at Orleans House Gallery

Embrace the festive spirit at this year’s Christmas Shopping weekend at Orleans House Gallery on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December 2019!

Browse 30 local designers and London-based independent makers including homewares, fashion and children's toys.

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Repair works starting on Hammersmith Bridge

Preliminary repair works on Hammersmith Bridge will commence in the next few weeks, Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Transport for London have confirmed.

Whilst the full restoration project is still in the planning phase, the Bridge’s decorative cast iron housings need to be partially dismantled to provide access for thorough investigation of the bridge’s structure and for surface preparation.

Set-up for this dismantling and preparation phase will start on Monday 25 November 2019, with works scheduled to start in the next few weeks and run until June 2020.

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Join the Bushy Park parkrun on Saturday

Join the Mayor of Richmond and patients from Hampton Wick Surgery at Bushy Park parkrun on Saturday 23 November at 9am.

Parkrun organise 5km runs every Saturday morning in green spaces around the world. They are open to everyone, free and easy to take part in. 

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Join a new reading group

A new reading group is coming to the Information and Reference Library in Richmond this Wednesday 20 November from 2.30 to 4pm

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while you listen to or read a selection of non-fiction material. The session is free and open to all.

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Home-Start Carol Service

Tickets are now on sale to the Home-Start fundraising Carol Service at St Mary's Church in Barnes on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

The evening will feature an exclusive performance by the choir from St Osmund’s Primary School as well as musical contributions from Barnes residents. Tickets are £20 each and include festive refreshments. All money raised will go towards supporting local children and families experiencing difficulties in the London Boroughs of Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow.

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Updated: 11 Mar 2020